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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,971 People

    It's hard enough to feel this way.

    It's harder when no one understands.
    AlittleHope AlittleHope 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Right now, I'm going through depression.

    It's very hard to bear. Especially as a kid of 15 who is supposed to be playing, studying all day. I guess I have depression coz of my mom. She always scolds me. But not just scold, it... Emotionally hurts me. It's like she always compares me with others. She points out every...
    bigsmile2000 bigsmile2000 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just told the person

    that I love and loves me that"don't trust me","why are you talking tome?",I'm helpless ",i dont know what to do" They think I want to leave them but it's not true. Why does this happen to me always,?, Why I always ruin the only hapiness in my life?? Even though while doing a...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I didn't get out of my room.

    My parents tried to make me eat something but I don't want to eat anything so I am hungry for 2days(well I drink water).They tried for 4 hours.But I didn't react,answer,I just sat there like a lifeless doll.Finally my mum got angry and shouted at me,insulted me and slapped me.I...
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I'm feeling too exhausted to explain with my

    own words how I feel today so, this quote sums up the thoughts that run in my mind: “I don't want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I find it extremely hard to get out of bed

    and when I do I go down stairs for like 10 minutes then go back to bed it's just so hard now
    caitilin caitilin 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't look good these days,

    I became so pale,my skin is dry I cover my face with makeup I sleep bad and I have bags under my eyes I become depressive very fast ,I'm afraid to go to doctor :((( right now i'm sitting in my room ,hearing noises from the streets ....
    Sunflower93 Sunflower93 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always thought that

    if i killed myself it would be a burden for my family because they would have to pay for the burial and i know they can't afford it. Then i thought if i tried to save up a couple thousand to pay for my burial and ceremony i would end up spending it any ways so i just gave up and...
    toughlov3 toughlov3 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I keep telling myself every day

    that I will be happy but that never happens. It doesn't worsen but still remains the same
    jellyycook jellyycook 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I battle depression everyday.

    Ever since I had my heart attack and shortly after that prostate cancer. I got through all that and managed to be cured of the cancer but still suffer from heart desease. After all that I had my daughter in law and grand daughter killed by a drunk driver. All this plunged me...
    Chuckr6 Chuckr6 66-70, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I just saw him. We hung out

    for barely 10 minutes and already things went wrong. Last time we hung out we had so much fun. I feel I messed everything up. Everything seemed to be going so well, he seemed so close to asking me to get back together with him. He was showing me signs of it. Signs that he cared...
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    It's so much fun. When things are finally sort

    of looking up. But people still tend to treat you like ****. I don't get it I just don't get it. Getting rather sick and tired of people leaving all the time. As for right now this guy with whom i have this amazing connection. Doesn't want to date me because i'm depressed...
    xMnon xMnon 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    scrilly81 scrilly81 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Things have gone downhill again,

    I just want to die. And no I don't want to talk, I needed to post this for myself. Sleeping is my only escape, considering I'm not able to go anywhere or be anything, because it's pretty much impossible. I'm basically trapped and I can't leave. I feel like suicide is sometimes...
    SociallyAwkwardGirl SociallyAwkwardGirl 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    constellationoftears constellationoftears 13-15, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    A walk in the park now

    and then can help tackle depression: Sleeping too much. Feeling lazy all the time. Sapped of energy to do the daily routine.Nothing ever seems to go right. Many people go through one or all of these feelings at some point or the other, but they manage to come out of that sunken...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I've battled depression

    for years. I'm ok now. But I'm here if anyone needs help
    tomh11 tomh11 31-35, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    this last day i feel myself frustrated,

    mo the any other time,i don't know why?i don't know how to overcome this feelings,it is stoping me,blockingme,my relationship with others becom too low because of that
    mrsabri mrsabri 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Drowning in your own sorrow,

    and you forget your headphones, might as well be wearing cement shoes
    TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    Just hate it. My mood can change Without

    warning. One minute I can be on top of the world, hyper, do a cleaning session to suddenly needing to sit alone with my head in my arms crying. I take meds of course but I just can't seem to find that balance yet.
    rachhappyville rachhappyville 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 13-15, M 17 hrs ago

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    This is one thing i could do without

    but it haunts me everyday ,i stuggle with the crying spells and the mood swing and I just want a simple life .
    hopelessathappiness hopelessathappiness 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I am depressed. I am depressed,

    but I don't go on a pity and think about suicide. I may cry or whine about it, but I always pick myself up and head on. I'm trying, at least.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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